Just How Fake Is HGTV’s House Hunters?

Just How Fake Is HGTV’s House Hunters?

Long-running basic cable staple House Hunters (and its various iterations) are the lifeblood of HGTV, which sometimes seems to air nothing but half-hour after half-hour of incredibly picky people looking at three possible places to purchase, one of which seems to always fit the incredibly finicky buyers’ check list. Most of us have known the show is at least partially staged, but now a woman featured on the show pulls back the curtain even more. [More]

AT&T U-Verse Axes Food Network, HGTV, Others In Latest Cable Cockfight

AT&T U-Verse Axes Food Network, HGTV, Others In Latest Cable Cockfight

2.7 million AT&T U-Verse customers are now without their Alton Brown or Iron Chef after the cable company was unable to come to an agreement with Scripps Networks about fees and other issues regarding their channels like the Food Network, HGTV, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country. [More]

Scripps And Cablevision End Food Network/HGTV Standoff

Scripps And Cablevision End Food Network/HGTV Standoff

The long regional nightmare is over: Cablevision and Scripps have ended their passive-aggressive standoff and come to an agreement that put Food Network and HGTV back on Cablevision customers’ TVs. The secret ingredient: an undisclosed amount of cash. [More]

Cablevision Explains Why Their Business Model Is Good And Scripps Sucks

Cablevision Explains Why Their Business Model Is Good And Scripps Sucks

Cablevision has a new looped announcement in their food fight against Scripps. The message plays on the channels where HGTV and Food Network used to be. This time, they ask why Scripps doesn’t just sell Food Network and HGTV directly to interested customers. Funny, I keep saying that about the entire cable lineup. [More]